While it’s had more than a lot of media attention over the past few years, bullying is still a big issue in our schools, workplaces, homes, and over the Internet. Pink Shirt Day aims to raise awareness on these issues and help people to stand up against bullies and step in when we see it happening to others. People across the province are encouraged to wear something pink to symbolize that society will no longer tolerate bullying anywhere.
Inspired by two Nova Scotia high school students David Shepherd and Travis Price, who along with their school friends organized a protest to wear pink in support of a Grade 9 boy who was being bullied for wearing a pink shirt, beginning the groundswell of Pink Shirt Day’s across the country.
Gather your friends, colleagues and fellow students together to wear pink and help start a conversation about bullying in your workplace, school or organization. Visit pinkshirtday.ca for more information on activities, events and how you can get involved. You will also find downloadable, printable posters to help promote your participation and encourage others to join in.
Find official Pink Shirt Day tees at London Drugs stores or wear your own pink shirt.
Follow PinkShirtDay 2013 on Facebook , on Twitter at @Pinkshirtday and hashtag photos of you and your friends in pink with #psd2013.
Spread the love and help end bullying!